INDIA. Nagpur: Dhruv Chakraborty, an Indian powerlifter, made the entire Nagpur city proud by winning gold in the U-66 kg division in the National Powerlifting and Benchpress Championship. Chakraborty was also awarded the title of ‘Strongest Boy of India’.
On April 6, Maharashtra Powerlifting Association and Nagpur District Powerlifting Association hosted a tournament at Agrasen Bhavan. The competition was started by Dr. Sharad Suryavanshi, Director of RTM Nagpur University’s Department of Sports and Physical Education.
Rajmahavirsingh, President of the Indian Powerlifting Federation, Sunil Agrawal, Sandeep Agrawal, Secretary Leo Peter, Sunil Fulzele, RR Bihor, Smita Zore, and Priyadarshini Jagushte were among those who attended the event.
After lifting a total weight of 402.5 kgs, Chakraborty won the gold medal in the Under-66 category (bench press, squat, and deadlift). Chakraborty benched 105 kg in the U-66 category.
Chakraborty is a journalist in addition to being a fitness enthusiast. Chakraborty’s road to the championship wasn’t simple. He had to reduce seven kilograms to qualify for the U-66 division. Chakraborty fasted for two days before the weigh-in in order to reach his target weight.
“Observing water fast was a big thing for me as I had already been on a calorie-deficit diet. However, due to my strong mind and consistent workouts, I was able to hit my goal weight. Till now, I have never missed time in the gym,” he said.
Chakraborty was an overweight and obese kid during his adolescence. Despite the fact that he was quite active in sports, he felt as though his body was holding him back from reaching his full potential. That’s when he decided to make a lifestyle change in order to reach his ideal weight.
It was tough for him to maintain consistency at first, but he was determined to succeed. After reducing over 18 kgs, he adopted a healthy eating and exercise routine as a way of life.
The most important factors in Chakraborty’s weight-loss journey, he said, were a calorie deficit diet and rigorous workouts.
“Finding the motivation to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle was a difficulty for me at first,” Dhruv said of his transforming path from ‘Fat to Fit’. “I was, however, adamant about being the best version of myself. I won’t claim to be totally there yet, but I am halfway there.”
“Find a workout regimen that you enjoy, whether it’s powerlifting, CrossFit, bodybuilding, functional training, or any sort of sports,” Chakraborty stated when asked what message he would like to deliver to others searching for encouragement to lose weight.
“In some ways, lift weights. Simply move your entire body. This, I feel, increases drive to keep moving.”